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Jan in CA
01-16-2011, 04:00 PM
I made these for my DSD's best friend. Had a heck of a time choosing yarn because apparently she wanted muted blue or brown. I told her that there are a million different colors of yarn in those colors. :zombie: We decided on this blue. Baby is a girl and I'll post a pic of the baby in them if I get one. I suspect they'll be a bit large so it may be awhile.

Sweater - Baby Kina (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-kina)
Yarn - Jeannee Worsted

This is a great pattern, but I didn't like the way she did the sleeves. I put them on waste yarn and did them like regular sleeves. I also used a 7 stitch border instead of 8 and changed the button hole to be more centered. You can't tell from the photo.
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/babysweaternicole/1158501885_b9TeV-L.jpg

Booties - Kisiizi Booties (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kisiizi-booties)
Yarn - Jeannee Worsted

Great seamless pattern. No mods that I recall, but I did have to figure out that you slip the stitches differently for each side of the sole. :lol:

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/garterbooties/1158500054_qpgoh-L.jpg

kmaclean
01-16-2011, 07:06 PM
Those are adorable! I love the buttons ... really cute! :yay:

Debkcs
01-16-2011, 09:33 PM
They're both beautiful, Jan. The sweater made me go "oh . . ." , it's truly sweet.

aprilbetty
01-16-2011, 10:11 PM
So cute, and really "girlie!"

Lana
01-17-2011, 08:25 AM
My gosh, you achieve totally perfectly even tension! :passedout:

Both are darling patterns. I love the edging on the booties cuff.

The only thing I dislike more than knitting booties,
is knitting them on DPNs.

Mokumegane
01-17-2011, 10:38 AM
Ooh, those are cute! Nice work!

Slim
01-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Oh my gosh, those are so cute! I love the sleeves on the sweater -- just adorable.

bmwmom2002
01-17-2011, 12:20 PM
What a sweet sweater! And the booties are just too cute!

Jan in CA
01-17-2011, 02:17 PM
My gosh, you achieve totally perfectly even tension! :passedout:

Both are darling patterns. I love the edging on the booties cuff.

The only thing I dislike more than knitting booties,
is knitting them on DPNs.

:teehee: I actually hear that all the time. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones who's purling is the same tension as my knitting. ;)

I would prefer to do them magic loop or even two circs, but those were..uhhh busy in another project so I had to resort to DPNs. It's a small project so it wasn't too bad. I didn't have enough of that size at one point though so I through in a 5 and it worked out fine.

WandaT
01-18-2011, 09:21 AM
Both are so sweet!! Thanks for the notes on the changes you made.

Jan in CA
01-18-2011, 02:03 PM
Thanks everyone! :hug:

ArtLady1981
01-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Oh Jan! Oh Jan! Adorable baby sweater and booties! I really do love them! Makes me wish my great-grand (due in June) was gonna be a girl....I love knitting for little girls...but that's prolly cuz 7 of our 10 grands are girls...

Love your work!!!

Jan in CA
01-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Oh Jan! Oh Jan! Adorable baby sweater and booties! I really do love them! Makes me wish my great-grand (due in June) was gonna be a girl....I love knitting for little girls...but that's prolly cuz 7 of our 10 grands are girls...

Love your work!!!

Thanks, Dollyce! I wish I had grandkids..I have to depend on my daughters friends to have babies! :lol:

Breezed
01-21-2011, 11:50 AM
Sweater is adorable.